Akshay Kumar faces heavy trolling for old interview where he stated his films work best in Pakistan

Many pointed out that Akshay Kumar's statement would have garnered grave reactions had it been said by any of the famous Khans in the industry

FP Staff January 30, 2019 11:04:06 IST
Akshay Kumar faces heavy trolling for old interview where he stated his films work best in Pakistan

Akshay Kumar generally has a clean persona in terms of media faux pas. However, fans recently began targeting the actor on social media when a video clip of an old interview resurfaced. The video has him stating that his films perform best in Pakistan.

The actor is seen commenting, "Pakistan mein meri filmein sabse zaada business karti hai. Jitna pyaar wahan se milta hai, shayad hi kahin se milta hai! (My films work best in Pakistan. The love I get from the country is more than any other place).”

The statement irked many of his fans and followers who immediately started opining on social media. Many pointed out that this very statement would have garnered grave reactions had it been said by any of the famous Khans in the industry. From right wing group attacks, to burnt effigies, fans stated that a Muslim actor in the industry may have had to face it all.

On the work front, Akshay has three films lined up, Kesari, Housefull 4 and Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi.

Updated Date:

also read

Ahead of new album The Bridge, Sting opens up on the 'dangerous political climate', vaccine hesitancy, and more
Entertainment

Ahead of new album The Bridge, Sting opens up on the 'dangerous political climate', vaccine hesitancy, and more

"For me, Brexit is a personal tragedy. I'm sad for my country. Young British people have been robbed of the opportunity to experience Europe. It's insane," says 17-time Grammy Award winner Sting, whose album The Bridge releases on 19 November.

Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell open up on reuniting eight years after Anchorman sequel for Apple TV's The Shrink Next Door
Entertainment

Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell open up on reuniting eight years after Anchorman sequel for Apple TV's The Shrink Next Door

Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd spoke further about the making of The Shrink Next Door, the questions that its story raises, and what it portends for show business.

Watch: Priyanka Chopra shuts down split rumours, calls herself 'most famous Jonas’ in Netflix roast session
Entertainment

Watch: Priyanka Chopra shuts down split rumours, calls herself 'most famous Jonas’ in Netflix roast session

Netflix's new special The Jonas Brothers Family Roast saw Priyanka Chopra taking an aim at Nick Jonas.